|About the book|
From the industrial revolution through to more recent advances in information technology, radical changes in working practices have accelerated rates of production to previously unimaginable levels. The establishment of wage relations, in the second half of the 19th Century, precipitated the rise of the 'employment society' and a movement towards synchronized work. Industrialization epitomized the capitalist definition of work time.
In Gender and Work in Capitalist Economies, Pamela Odih advances a politics of gender and time, exploring the sociological aspects of work. This book provides a dynamic intervention into Marxist analysis of time and capitalist accumulation, and looks at how in contemporary regimes this translates as the universal appropriation of women?s labour time.
Pamela Odih reasons that it is a disconcerting fact of global manufacturing, that accelerated turnover gains have become increasingly dependent on the exploitation of a spatially disaggregated, feminized global assembly-line.
The book explores:
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|Table of contents|
Introduction: Gender, capitalist accumulation and the political economy of time
Part One - Industrial times
Primitive accumulation and gendered histories of dispossession
Weaving time; gender and the rise of the British textile industry in the 19th century
Economies of time and gender in industrial capitalism
Part Two ? Fordist times
Gender and identity in modern times
Timely reminders of gender and modern work
Part Three - Post-Fordist Times
Post-Fordist production and the time disciplined call centre (with David Knights)
Gender work and organisation in the time/space economy of `just-in-time? labour
Part Three - Global times
Women, work and inequality in the global assembly-line
Conclusion: Towards a politics of gender, work and time